A Minor in Bioinformatics is available for students in the following programs:
- Bachelor of Health Sciences (Biomedical Sciences or Health and Society majors)
- Bachelor of Science in majors offered through the Department of Biological Sciences (Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology, Ecology, Zoology or Plant Biology)
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
The GPA over all courses counting towards the minor must be at least 2.00.
In order to be admitted to the Minor, students must have successfully completed a minimum of 24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents) with a minimum GPA of 2.50 over the preceding 24 units (4.0 full-course equivalents). Students must apply online via their Student Centre.
The Minor has a fixed number of places for students (maximum 15 per calendar year). Students will be considered for admission on a competitive basis. The application to the Minor will include consideration of the applicant’s grade point average and a statement of interest explaining why they wish to complete a Minor in Bioinformatics. Information on document submission can be found on the Bachelor of Health Sciences website (www.cumming.ucalgary.ca/bhsc) [information to be inserted following approval]. Where the number of qualified applicants exceeds the number of available places, consideration will be given to a distribution of students from all eligible disciplines (Health Sciences (BMED, HSOC); Biological Sciences (multiple majors); and Computer Science).
Students interested in a Minor in Bioinformatics should meet with a program advisor as early in their program as possible. Students should be aware that some courses have prerequisites and must be taken into consideration when planning their program.